Almost everyone needs to keep a certain set of DO-It-Yourself equipment for the times when they are faced with emergency repairs or for whenever they have to undertake small projects or repairs in their homes. There are those times when you may need to fix squeaky floor or maybe you are adventurous and going to be installing the vinyl floor. And there are the jobs you’ve put off like the den’s cork floor repair and the window that won’t open.

However, for someone who has never owned any tools or equipment, even assembling a small DIY toolkit can take up a lot of time and think. In order to save your time and energy, we provide you here with a list of basic DIY tools that every homeowner and dweller should have.

Screw Driver

A screwdriver is the first thing that anyone planning some DIY will buy whether or not he or she reads this list. It is best to buy a screwdriver where you can change heads for carrying out different tasks. Otherwise, you should buy at least two screwdrivers, one with a flat and the other with a crosshead, since these are the most common kinds of screws that you will come across. If you are actually planning to carry out a considerable number of DIY projects, then you can also consider investing in a power screwdriver with changeable heads.

Claw Hammer

A claw hammer is a necessity in any toolkit since it will serve various purposes apart from hammering and taking out nails.


A set of good and sturdy pliers will lend itself to use for pulling, holding and twisting wires and for holding and gripping hard to hold ends and objects. Make sure that you invest in a pair of insulated pliers for your home. If your pliers do not have a wire cutting section, then you might want to buy a pair of wire cutting pliers as well.

5m Tape Measure

Why you should have a tape measure in your toolkit is obvious and needs no explanation. So we will skip why you need it as long as you don’t skip buying one.

Testing Screwdriver

If you are planning to touch anything that involves electricity for your projects or want to be able to repair your own plugs, plug-points, and switches, then a testing screwdriver is another necessary addition you should make to your toolkit.

Adjustable Wrench

An adjustable wrench is a must have since this one tool that you cannot do without when you want to screw on or remove nuts and bolts. It is also a necessity if you want to play with plumbing or taps etcetera.

Machine Oil

Buy a can or bottle of machine oil for your toolkit since it comes in handy more than you can imagine. Buy a bottle with a spray and you save considerable time and energy while loosening screws, nuts and other stuck on pieces whenever you need to.

Small Hacksaw

Buy a hacksaw that is easy and comfortable for you to handle. You will need it time and again for cutting off sections of pipes, plastic, and wood. Invest in a good quality hacksaw with changeable blades, since this will ensure that it lasts forever.

Other things that you should equip your toolbox with are a Stanley knife and a pair of sturdy metal scissors for cutting all kinds of things and materials. Make sure that you also equip your DIY kit with different sizes of nails, nuts, bolts, and screws. Apart from this, having some fuse wire, sandpaper, torch and other basics will complete your basic DIY toolkit. You can go on adding more tools and equipment as you increase the scope of your do it yourself projects and might end up having a professional tool collection within no time at all.